Ryder Cup: Player-by-player guide to Team USA

With eight of the world’s top 10-ranked players, can USA translate this to a trophy?

Daniel Berger

Age: 28
World ranking: 16
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Form this season: Won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and has eight other top-10 finishes. An indication of his consistency is that Berger has not missed a cut on tour dating back to the Phoenix Open at the start of February.

Patrick Cantlay

Age: 29
World ranking: 4
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Form this season: Cantlay finished the PGA Tour season in style by scooping the jackpot in the FedEx Cup playoffs. He benefited hugely from Jon Rahm's positive Covid test in the Memorial to take advantage of the Spaniard's absence in the final round to win at "Jack's Place", and also won the BMW Championship to set up that big payday at East Lake.

Bryson DeChambeau

Age: 27
World ranking: 7
Ryder Cups: (1) 2018 (Lost all three matches)
Form this season: His only win in 2021 came in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill back in March and, while there are reports he picked up an injury in over-practicing for the long drive event which follows the Ryder Cup, the bigger issue for captain Steve Stricker will be in finding a suitable partner in foursomes to augment DeChambeau's prolific length off the tee.

Harris English

Age: 32
World ranking: 11
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Form this season: Having started the year with a win in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and following back-to-back missed cuts in the Farmers Insurance and the Phoenix Open back in February, English has proven a model of consistency. The high point of his summer run was a win in the Travelers Championship.


Tony Finau

Age: 32
World ranking: 10
Ryder Cups: (1) 2018 (Two points from three matches)
Form this season: Finau's search for a second career win eventually came towards the end of the season, winning the Northern Trust – the first of the FedEx Cup playoffs – to add icing on a very consistent season that saw him claim six other top-10 finishes.

Dustin Johnson

Age: 37
World ranking: 2
Ryder Cups: (4) 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018 (Seven points from 16 matches)
Form this season: Just the one win in 2021, which came right at the start of the year in the Saudi International on the European Tour. DJ managed six top-10s on the PGA Tour, his best finish being sixth in the BMW Championship during the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Brooks Koepka

Age: 31
World ranking: 9
Ryder Cups: (2) 2016, 2018 (4½ points from eight matches)
Form this season: The high points came early on, with a win in the Phoenix Open and two runner-up finishes at the Workday and the US PGA. The low point came with yet another injury, which forced his withdrawal from the Tour Championship and even put a question mark over his fitness for the Ryder Cup.

Collin Morikawa

Age: 24
World ranking: 3
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Form this season: One missed cut in 20 tournaments provides evidence of his consistency and, of course, he managed to claim a second career Major when lifting the Claret Jug in the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's. Has gone off the boil slightly since then, with that missed cut coming in the Northern Trust, followed by down-the-field finishes in the BMW and the Tour Championship.

Xander Schauffele

Age: 27
World ranking: 5
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Form this season: Has enjoyed a hugely productive year, the high point being his Gold medal-winning performance at the Olympics. In all, he has produced eight top-10 finishes in the 19 tournaments in which he played.

Scottie Scheffler

Age: 25
World ranking: 21
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Form this season: A breakthrough win on the PGA Tour has managed to evade Scheffler, but he knocked on the door, with no fewer than seven top-10s including a runner-up finish to Billy Horschel in the WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay.

Jordan Spieth

Age: 28
World ranking: 14
Ryder Cups: (3) 2014, 2016, 2018 (Eight points from 14 matches)
Form this season: Just one missed cut (in his opening tournament of the year at the Farmers Insurance Open) in 19 outings. The highlight for Spieth was a return to winning ways in the Valero Texas Open in his home state, but there were other notable performances, including a runner-up finish to Morikawa in the Open.

Justin Thomas

Age: 28
World ranking: 6
Ryder Cups: (1) 2018 (Four points from five matches)
Form this season: Another hugely productive and consistent season from Thomas, which produced one win – in the Players at Sawgrass – and four other top-10s, including a third-place finish in the opening Sentry Tournament of Champions.